Dotson ends holdout, will attend minicamp with hopes of new contract
One of the more interesting stories to follow over the past week or two for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has surrounded the contract of right tackle Demar Dotson. Dotson chose not to attend voluntary OTAs in order to try to wrap up a new contract, which apparently seemed to backfire. After the team pulled the current contract offer that was on the table, saying they won't negotiate with players who hold out.
Now, Dotson has apparently chosen to get back to work and attempt to let the contract situation get wrapped up in the meantime, according to Mark Cook of Pewter Report.
"After making a decision to sit out the last two weeks of OTAs, and planning on sitting out next week’s mandatory mini-camp, PewterReport.com has learned that Bucs right tackle Demar Dotson has had a change of heart, and will be in Tampa beginning Monday for the Bucs’ last set of workouts (June 16-18) before training camp kicks off in late July." Cook explained.
Pewter Report also provided insight as to the deal that the two sides are close to reaching.
"Sources have told PewterReport.com that the team at one point offered Dotson a contract that would have put him in the Top 10 as far as right tackle salaries, but according to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, the Bucs pulled that offer off the table after Dotson declined to sign it."
The good news is that it seems that the two sides are close on the new deal. On top of that, having Dotson at minicamp is definitely something this young offense needed, so that's great news to begin the weekend.
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